Royal Philips Electronics joined with the World Association of Sleep Medicine as an official sponsor of World Sleep Day 2012, held on March 16. This year’s theme, “Breathe Easily, Sleep Well,” centered on raising awareness of sleep disorders that affect a person’s breathing, such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

“Philips is pleased to partner with the World Association of Sleep Medicine for World Sleep Day 2012 to build awareness and understanding around disorders that affect the quality of sleep, including obstructive sleep apnea,” said Dr David White, chief medical officer for Philips Home Healthcare Solutions and a professor of sleep medicine at Harvard Medical School. “Philips offers a wide range of sleep-related products and solutions, from diagnostic tools through to patient-centered sleep therapy devices, to enhance the quality of sleep and improve the health and well-being of our customers and patients around the world.”

To educate people on the risks, diagnosis, and treatment options for OSA, Philips Respironics launched an OSA educational program featuring an interactive OSA risk assessment "sleep quiz."